As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..
Some days just seem to be better than others, and today is one of them. My normal morning sources of shipping news were just full of glad tidings, and it set me up nicely for the day ahead. The reason for my good humour was the sheer volume of encouraging news for the salvage industry. It all started with the story of a ..
Old fishermen, in these times of glass and metal boats, love to go on about the fine wooden boats on which we spent our youth. Each year a few more are converted to pleasure boats or found neglected and sunken at the dock. When that happens, a plea goes out to the maritime museum to intervene and rescue the derelict. In my ..
The commercial fishing industry in parts of Asia has had a lot of bad press in recent years over oppressive working conditions and even slavery of crews. An article in the Guardian newspaper documented some horrific accounts of abuse in Thailand’s distant water fleet fishing in Indonesian waters. Some of those accusations ..
Commercial fishing is an industry rooted in tradition. The Fish Mammas of Ghana are honoured for the generations that they have acted as the rightful middlemen between the canoe borne fishermen and the public or retail markets. In Chennai, India, graceful rafts bring catches ashore from anchored boats. Designated woman ..
Doctor Manuel Mantilla On March 2, the 1,000-tonne, Spanish-built patrol ship Doctor Manuel Mantilla, of Argentina’s paramilitary maritime force, the Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA), opened fire with its 40mm cannon on the Chinese fishing boat Hua Xiang 801, which was operating within Argentina’ s Exclusive Economic ..
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet of vessels will discontinue using heavy fuel oil and begin operating exclusively on marine gas oil (MGO) with a maximum sulphur content ..
Fixed-wing aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines are generally seen as the capital ships of today, and are the yardsticks against which navies’ capabilities ..
Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has delivered a new ASD tug to Rimorchiatori Napolitani of Italy. Named Galluzzo, the Robert Allan Ltd-designed tug has a length of 24.4 ..